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Supreme Court overturns Meyer's disqualification

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Ross Meyer was reinstated as president-elect Friday evening at Armstrong Hall in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Meyer's candidacy was in question after it was revealed earlier this month that he failed to submit his campaign finance report. His opponent made the same mistake, however.
After two weeks of being in limbo, Ross Meyer and Liz Simonhoff have once again been named the Undergraduate Student Government president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively. The Associated Students of ASU Supreme Court overturned Meyer and Simonhoff's April 3 disqualification in a unanimous decision Friday at the Great Hall in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

"I think the court saw the facts and made the right decision," Meyer said. Elections director Aaron Kravitz had disqualified Meyer and Simonhoff after opponent Richard Sales filed a campaign violation.

Students go scruffy to help orphans

A group of ASU students are ditching their razors in a fundraiser for Bangladeshi children.

Under the name Beards for Bangladesh, 15 friends are taking pledges to let their facial hair grow out until May 14 to raise money for an orphanage in Bangladesh. The fundraiser began last month.

ASU film festival bigger than ever before

More than 1,000 people gathered outside the Nelson Fine Arts Center Saturday night for the 10th annual Short Film and Video Festival.

The festival, sponsored by the ASU Art Museum, featured 20 films and was the biggest film festival yet at ASU, said John Spiak, festival director.
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    A sea of support for Tillman

    Photo courtesy of the Pat Tillman Foundation

    More than 10,000 people from all over the Valley participated in Pat's Run on Saturday in Tempe. The run ended at Sun Devil Stadium, where the entire ASU football team celebrated with participants. The event grew by 4,000 people from last year, and runners included former Sun Devil Jake Plummer.
    He didn't come close to setting a course record. And he didn't finish in the top 10 -- or the top 100 for that matter. But when former ASU offensive lineman Graying Love crossed the 42-yard line of Sun Devil Stadium, his smile shone brighter than the winner's first-place trophy.

    More than 10,000 participants took part in the second annual Pat's Run to show support for former Sun Devils linebacker Pat Tillman. The 4.2-mile run raised approximately $350,000, which will benefit the foundation's Leadership Through Action Initiative course at ASU -- a course Love is currently enrolled in.

    Football: New faces emerge at spring game

    While it is the Sam Keller-Rudy Carpenter quarterback battle currently commanding the headlines about the ASU football team, there are a couple of other position battles that have just gotten a bit more interesting.
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    Got Game?

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    "I'm a terrorist," casually declares global studies freshman Matt Morgan, staring intently into the glare of his computer screen. "It's my job to plant the bomb without any counter-terrorists getting in the way."

    Morgan hardly looks the part. Dressed in shorts, a baggy T-shirt, with blond curls tucked neatly underneath a baseball cap, Morgan looks a lot like your average college student.

    But then he is a college kid; it's just that he's also a terrorist in his spare time -- his video gaming time. Tonight, at Warzone Gaming on McClintock and Elliot in Tempe, Morgan's hands -- one massaging his mouse, the other twitching above his keyboard -- are about to start moving wildly, causing a havoc of bullets and explosions on the screen.

    The Afterlife: From Sci-Fi to Science Class

    Imagine you're sitting in class, minding your own business, when you're suddenly struck by an aneurism, or something similarly fatal.

    Combat Zone: Playing Soldier

    The sun is barely peeking out over the Eastern horizon, casting gray light over the desert landscape. Twelve men and women dressed in camouflage crouch behind sparse bushes. Their boots dig into the dirt as they make their way uphill. They are searching for an enemy that they've been ordered to find and destroy.
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